US Industry Week a no go for 2020

The attempt to establish an Industry Week for the office products channel in 2020 has been brought to a halt.…

New CEO for Best Buy

North American consumer electronics giant Best Buy has announced that Hubert Joly is to step aside as CEO. Current CFO…

ALSO expands eastwards

European distribution group ALSO has agreed to acquire Solytron, the largest local IT distributor in Bulgaria. Founded in 1991, Solytron…

UK dealer groups to combine

UK office products dealer groups Nemo and Office Club have announced they are to merge. The groups – both members…

EVO launches CSR initiative | Complete acquires again | Staples Canada trials same-day delivery...

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. UK office…

Bezos: “Third-party sellers are kicking our first-party butt”

Jeff Bezos gave pride of place to the growth of third-party sellers on Amazon in his annual letter to shareholders…

WH Smith increases focus on stationery

UK-based retailer WH Smith has extended its stationery ranges and given them more prominence in its stores, the company stated…

Enavate upgrades B2B e-commerce solution

US-based Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner Enavate has announced enhancements to its Customer Connect B2B e-commerce package aimed at dealers and…

US dealer groups provide merger update

US office products dealer groups Independent Suppliers Group (ISG), TriMega Purchasing Association and Pinnacle Affiliates are a step nearer to…

Exclusive: Noble relishing new role at Complete Business Solutions

OPI catches up with Adam Noble, the Managing Director of successful UK dealer Irongate who has recently also taken on…

Lyreco Switzerland releases 2018 results

Lyreco’s Swiss subsidiary has said that an increase in the number of orders more than offset pricing pressures in 2018.…

Reichhold provides Paperworld 2020 update

Messe Frankfurt has issued a press release in which Paperworld Director Michael Reichhold discusses how planning for Paperworld 2020 is…

Edding on solid ground

Writing and presentation products manufacturer edding has reported FY2018 growth in both sales and profits. Sales for the year were up…

WeWork acquires Managed by Q

Collaborative workspace provider WeWork has bought office management platform Managed by Q for a rumoured $200-$250 million. The move comes shortly…

Mixed year for Fiducial

Leading French B2B reseller Fiducial Office Solutions recently reported its full-year results for the 12 months ended 30 September 2018,…

Staples Solutions expands logistics partnership

A major contract win has led to a recent strengthening of the ties between Staples Solutions in the UK and…

Managing Director appointment at NZOS

New Zealand’s leading independent office products dealer NZOS has named a new managing director to succeed Mike Manikas. Drafted in…

Plaisio sales top €300 million

Greek reseller Plaisio Computers achieved top-line growth in 2018 of 8%, taking its full-year revenue to almost €309 million ($347…

Expansion for ESG

Management consultancy firm Execution Specialists Group (ESG), which has strong ties to the office products industry, has opened an office…

Thurgood-Brown joins Exertis Supplies

Experienced UK office products executive Kim Thurgood-Brown took up a new role at distributor Exertis Supplies this week. She will…

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Challenging Q1 for BIC

BIC’s Stationery division reported a 5.8% comparable decline in sales in its Stationery division in the first quarter, although e-commerce…